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Meet the Staff

Owners/Directors

Jeremy Starz – Owner & Camp Director

  • 23 seasons at Camp Nicolet
  • BA, University of Montana (2001) & MA, Emerson College (2005)
  • Chief Executive & Financial Officer; Camp Nicolet, Inc. & Northpoint Adventures
  • Instructor of Water Skiing & Sailing
  • Wilderness First Aid certified (since 2003)
  • Basic Camp Director certified (since 2010)

Direct: 608-469-3091 or Contact Jeremy»

 

Georgianna Schrader Starz – Director Emeritus

  • Director of Alumni & Advancement – Camp Nicolet Foundation
  • 50+ seasons at Camp Nicolet
  • BS, Medical Illustration – The Ohio State University
  • Past President, ACA Wisconsin Section – Board of Directors
  • President, Camp Nicolet Foundation
  • USA Water Ski Level II Coach
  • Instructor of Advanced Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

Direct: 715-545-2522 or Contact Georgi»

 

Melissa Bernal Ramos – Wellness Coordinator (Session I)

  • 3rd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Mexico

Maria DeLeon– Assistant Director/Program

  • 3rd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Mexico

Chef Dennis Carroll – Assistant Director/Operations & Kitchen

  • 10th season at Camp Nicolet
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Facilities & Janitorial Supervisor/Mentor
  • Michigan

Lauren Chappell, RN – Camp Nurse (Session II)

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Texas

Caitlin Choinski, LCSW – Wellness Coordinator

  • Decades as a Camper & Staff Member (1990s & 2000s)
  • Past Northpoint Adventures trip leader (2010 – present)
  • Illinois

Georgette Cunningham, LPN – Camp Nurse (Full Summer)

  • 2nd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Michigan

Rachel Leach, WSI – Assistant Director/Operations & Training

  • 6th season at Camp Nicolet
  • CIT Advisor/Mentor
  • Waterfront Supervisor/Mentor
  • Colorado

Wendy Pelsis, RN – Camp Nurse (Session I)

  • 3rd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Wisconsin

Rose Pittsley, RN – Relief Nurse (Full Summer)

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Michigan

Christy Schoofs – Office & Camp Store Manager

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Camp Store (Canteen) & Post Office Manager
  • Switchboard Operator (Monday-Friday mornings)
  • Wisconsin

Olivia Schroeder, CNA – Assistant Nurse (Full Summer)

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Edgewood College – Madison, WI – Chemistry
  • Wisconsin

Blaire Williams, WFA – Northpoint Adventures Director

  • 8th season at Camp Nicolet / former Camper
  • Former CIT Advisor – Summer 2021
  • Wilderness First Aid certified
  • Illinois

Rodney Williams – Facilities Lead

  • 5th season at Camp Nicolet
  • Facilities Team & Supervisor
  • Wisconsin

 

Activity Area Directors

Maria DeLeon – Director of Smallcraft – Mexico – 6th summer/former Camper

Marina Morbach – Director of Horseback Riding – Florida – 1st summer

Cliff Mortenson – Senior Staff & Ski Instructor – Illinois – 48th summer

Mia Verticchio – Director of Water Skiing & Wakeboarding – Illinois – 11th summer/former Camper

 

Kitchen & Facilities Team

Diana Fonseca Ojeda – Assistant Cook & Housekeeping – Mexico – 2nd summer

Luis Gonzalez Altamirano – Baker & Housekeeping – Mexico – 1st summer

Robert “Bob” Hollmann – Northpoint Adventures & Van Driver – Arizona – 16th summer

Joe Kulis – Winter Season Carpenter – Wisconsin – 1st season

Jack Weyrauch – Summer Season Carpenter – Wisconsin – 9th summer

Vanessa Huertas Leidy – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Columbia – 1st summer

Gabriela Leon Castro – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Columbia – 2nd summer

Mariana Palacios Lopez – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Rock Climbing trip leader – Mexico – 2nd summer

Arantxa Rodriguez Carrasco – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Mexico – 1st summer

Diana Romero Ramos – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Mexico – 2nd summer

Diana Sanchez Ayala – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Mexico – 1st summer

 

Counseling/Instructional Staff

Natalia Altuzar – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Ohio – 2nd summer

Victoria Barrera Rivera – Instructor of Horseback Riding/Stable Assistant – Mexico – 1st summer

Rogan Crown – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Colorado – 8th summer/former Camper

Isabelle “Bella” Davis – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Indiana – 5th summer/former Camper

Abigail Engman – Riding Assistant/Activity Instructor – Missouri – 1st summer

Jimena Galindo Mendoza – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 1st summer

Gabriela Grajales Juarez – Instructor of Horseback Riding/Stable Assistant – Mexico – 1st summer

Valentina Illera Mejia – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Columbia – 2nd summer

Karen Lagunes Baez – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 1st summer

Talia Lasko – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Illinois – 7th summer/former Camper

Isabela Lechuga Bravo – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 1st summer

Brassil Moran – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Illinois – 6th summer/former Camper

Lucy Niederer – Instructor of Water Skiing & Wakeboard – Missouri – 8th summer/former Camper

Natalia Ortega Salvatori – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 2nd summer

Andrea “Andi” Ramirez, EMT – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Patches Assistant – Mexico – 8th summer/former Camper

Lauren Reich – Instructor of Water Skiing & Isle Royale trip leader – Illinois – 14th summer/former Camper

Wendy Rendon Escobar – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 4th summer

Kassia Reynoso – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Texas – 7th summer/former Camper

Anna Savini – Cabin Counselor/Instructor & Northpoint Assistant – Illinois – 6th summer/former Camper

Katharine “Katie” Singleton – Isle Royale trip leader & NPA Staff trainer – Colorado – 10th summer

Percy Starz – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Pennsylvania – 5th summer/former Camper

Emily Stepanek – Part-time Instructor of Water Skiing & Wakeboarding – Wisconsin – 7th summer

Sofia “Sofie” Suberbie – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 6th summer/former Camper

Elena Vargas Herrera – Cabin Counselor/Instructor & Northpoint Assistant – Mexico – 2nd summer

Jordan White – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Illinois – 6th summer/former Camper

 

Trainers & Assistants

Keith Freeman, LGI – Lifeguard Trainer – Washington – 30+ summers

Andrew Holperin – Ski School / Ski Staff Instructor & Ski Show Driver – Minnesota – 16th summer

Patti Nolan – Horseback Riding Clinician – Wisconsin – 10+ summers

Addison “Addy” Rottier – Camp Nanny – Wisconsin – 1st summer

Keyanna Steele – Horseback Riding Consultant – Wisconsin – 3rd summer

 

The 2023 Camp Nicolet Staff has over 395 summers of combined experience!

“My 9 years at Camp Nicolet are some of the highlights of my life.  I think of my time on Lake Franklin, laughing, singing, learning new skills, and making lifelong friends. The memories are a source of pure joy and happiness buffering the inevitable challenges of life!” – Camp Nicolet Alumna

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